US charging 61 people in call center scam based in India
It can be a frightening call to get. Callers posing as tax and immigration agents are threatening arrest, deportation or other punishment unless money is sent to help clear up what they say is a deportation warrant or to cover unpaid income taxes. The government says it's a scam—one that's tricked at least 15,000 people into shelling out more than $300 million. Now the Justice Department is announcing charges in connection with a call center operation that officials say is based in India.